Theme: Community Service & Service Learning

The Storyteller: Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE STORYTELLER Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The tales in award-winning picture book The Storyteller by Evan Turk (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) pay tribute to the legendary stories told in the public squares of Morocco, and the artwork honors the colors and symbolism of the country’s traditional carpets. The following activities play with the themes and images of the book and offer readers deeper exploration.     AL-GARRAB: Quench...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

When the Sea Turned to Silver ACTIVITIES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Activities: Email Subscribers: Download Links HERE.     How Long is Longevity? (Math) In the book, a magistrate steals a a bite from the peach of longevity. Folktales do not usually lead to math but if you explore the years in this story, you may solve some mysteries with this Math Exercise Fit for an Emperor! DOWNLOAD: How Long is Longevity?     Nuwa’s Stones (Science) The five-colored...

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Another Kind of Hurricane: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Theme: African American, Theme: Character Education, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice | 6 comments

GIVEAWAY WINNERS of the award-winning MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL For Libraries, Educators & Community Groups Serving Grades 04-09 Curious City gave away 22 individual copies thanks to Random House and author Tamara Ellis Smith! A Bank Street Best Book of the Year! A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of the beautiful, poignant novel Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Random House). When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in...

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The Another Kind of Hurricane Project: Connecting with Communities in Need

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: African American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 5 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the stunning debut novel, Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Random House Children’s Books) two very different characters—a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident—come together to find healing. A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of this beautiful, poignant book. When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a...

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Sharing the Bread: Thanksgiving Read Aloud, Food Drive & Place Settings

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Thanksgiving | 2 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the picture book Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jill McElmurry (Random House Children’s Books), a 1890’s family prepares the holiday meal together. With the book’s final lines, author Pat Zietlow Miller celebrates the “sharing of bread” that has happened every Thanksgiving since that turn of that great century. We will share the risen bread. Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. Grateful to be warm and fed. We will share the bread. —Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned...

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Be a Changemaker: Past Giveaway

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning | 1 comment

BOOK GIVEAWAY (Closed-Sorry) For Librarians, Educators & Community Organizers Hoping to Create Changemakers Ages 12+ It is time for a change and you can build changemakers! We gave away individual copies of  Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters to 20 random librarians, educators and community organizer entrants. Our thanks to author Laurie Ann Thompson and publisher Beyond Words/Simon Pulse for the books! Don’t forget to grab the free, downloadable Be a Changemaker Workshops Guide! And the winners are… Lakeside Junior High School Natomas Charter School Cesar...

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